Executive Director


Dr. Michelle McGrath has been a long time educator for 21 years; high school teacher, coach, advisor, administrator, college professor, and for the past decade in her role as Exec. Director at the WASC. She has been published and spoken nationally about her research on “The Urgency of Youth Leadership”.  Her leadership extends both nationally and in her community of Madison. She has served as the NASSCED President and is currently the President  for Downtown Madison Rotary – the 5th largest club in the world.  She was chosen as one of Madison’s “Top 40 leaders under 40”.  She is a single mom with two beautiful teenage kids.




Membership and Operations

Scott is like the dad of the WASC. He’s been a school district teacher, principal, business manager, and superintendent. Now he’s found his dream job – helping in the WASC office with operations and membership tasks, attending events, and having fun working with the best student leaders in the world. He plans to work until someone calls him the great-granddad of the WASC.



State Office Intern

“Working at the WASC makes me feel like I’m at the top of the world!” Reports Maddie Gosser, recent Edgewood College grad who works as the State Office Intern. Her roles in the office range anywhere from accounting and marketing to event planning and working with board members. She also is responsible for operating the WASC disco ball boom box at all events. **mic drop**



Media Specialist

You could say Clay is a technology guru. Solving the WASC’s challenges two at a time. His favorite thing to do in his free time is crash his drone.